OLIMEXINO-NANO-GSM shield prototypes works fine


OLIMEXINO-NANO is small 30×30 mm Arduino Leonardo compatible board with microSD-card, UEXT, micro USB and stack-able shields, the available shields for the moment are:

OLIMEXINO-NANO-GSM is new 4 band GSM shield + Classic Bluetooth combo board. It stacks on OLIMEXINO-NANO and add GSM/GPRS capability to it + Classic Bluetooth connectivity.

The shield will be in stock end of the month and will cost EUR 20

New Product in stock: OLIMEXINO-NANO wearable Arduino Leonardo clone


In October I blogged for our new Arduino clone: The NANO with size only 30x30x8 mm.

Well we have them all three in stock now!

OLIMEXINO-NANO is the core module with USB micro connector, the stackable connectors for shields and UEXT to connect our many UEXT modules like BMP085, MPU6050, HMC5883L, Zigbee, temperature, magnetometers etc. etc.

OLIMEXINO-BB is stackable shield which allow you to connect NANO to Breadboard-1

OLIMEXINO-BAT is shield which contain Lithium 3V battery, connector for LiPo battery and on board charger.

The power supply for NANO is made very intelligently and as soon you connect LiPo it will take power from there, if the USB is connected the batteries are disconnected and start charging them.

We have two more modules which will be ready in few weeks:

  • EUR 10 Bluetooth 4.0 BLE shield which will allow the wearable NANO to be connected to iPhones without licensee issues or to Android phones with Bluetooth 4.0 and will allow interactions with phones and tablets with different sensors connected to NANO
  • EUR 22 GSM/GPRS 4 band shield with external antenna which will add connectivity via GSM

The NANO shield concept is that the connectors are SMT type and stackable, on bottom there is male connector, on top is female connector so you can stack as many shield as you want together.

Meet the iMX233-OLinuXino new member: Nano


Fresh out of the reflow oven: iMX233-OLinuXino-NANO is the smallest iMX233 board we have.

We try to shrink it to the max and the size now is just 76 x 20 mm (3 x 0.8″).

The board features are:

  • imx233 at 454Mhz
  • 64MB RAM
  • micro SD-card
  • USB host
  • LiPo charger
  • UEXT connector

When we designed this board we had two goals:

  • to make it breadboard friendly and we did this with 0.7″ between the header pins on the two edges, so you can easily plug it to BREADBOARD-1
  • to enable creation of handheld devices with it, the board have LiPo charger and step-up converter which allow USB devices to work even when the board is LiPo battery powered, so you can make Handheld WIFI deveices with this board running Linux and with all GPIOs available in two row headers

It’s pity as we try hard but couldn’t shrink NANO to DIP 0.6″ width but we got close to it 🙂


Now we have to do some serious testings and if everything goes well will run production by end of July. The price will be similar to iMX233-OLinuXino-MICRO.

iMX233-OLinuXino-NANO was designed in 6 layer with proper care taken for noise immunity.